Sgt_choke_n_stroke ,

China gonna fall any minute bro

China's real-estate is broke

China's gonna invade Taiwan tomorrow.

China's youth unemployment is the weakest its its ever been

China's rammping up its military.

yawn

This is a US propaganda piece

Sunforged ,

Council on Foreign Relations

Co-chairs: Susan M. Gordon (25 years CIA) and Michael G. Mullen (17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

No way could this be propaganda dawg!

Sunforged ,

Keep beating that war drum US "think tank".

NOT_RICK ,
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If China doesn’t invade Taiwan there will be no war to be had

Rapidcreek OP , (edited )

Ukraine enters the conversation

NOT_RICK ,
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Russia invades Ukraine

Tankies: How could NATO do this?

Sunforged ,
NOT_RICK ,
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Every economy in the world is slaved to perception. Doesn’t change the fact that in order for a war to happen in the South China Sea, the PRC will have to be the ones to start it.

Sunforged ,

Do you not see a problem with articles like this that justify their reasoning through bad faith?

NOT_RICK ,
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The Chinese economy has been doing comparatively worse to how it had been doing previously. The article you sent indicates it’s been doing better than people thought it would be, but it still mentions China’s Albatross, the downturn in their real estate market. They could totally get through that downturn fine but investors are the most uselessly fickle people on the face of the earth

koraro ,

This is the best summary I could come up with:


"This reality, paired with Xi's unease with the status quo and his determination to make progress toward unification, increases the risk of a conflict," wrote the task force, co-chaired by Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Sue Gordon, a former principal deputy director of national intelligence.

On Tuesday, China's central bank lowered lending rates for the first time in 10 months, a cut widely regarded as another sign that Chinese policymakers are increasingly concerned about the country's economic forecast.

While the two powers agreed to maintain lines of communications, Blinken's trip reaffirmed divergent views on the future of Taiwan, with China's top diplomat Wang Yi stating Beijing has no space for compromise or concession on the island.

When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California in April, Chinese authorities announced possible inspections of cargo ships in the Taiwan Strait.

The task force called on the U.S. departments of State and Commerce to identify China's "most vulnerable industries" and determine "which sanctions would apply maximum pressure on Beijing," and then share those findings with the other members of the proposed alliance to take coordinated actions.

"The future of the world's most economically critical region could very well hinge on whether the United States succeeds in deterring China and maintaining peace in the Taiwan Strait," said the task force.


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